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  • Petros Klampanis: Blackbird

    Petros Klampanis: Blackbird

    “Blackbird” is a song many bassists cover, but Petros Klampanis takes it in his own direction in this video with vocalist Sofia Ribeiro and percussionist Marcelo Woloski. Starting with an intimate bass/voice duet, the song soon kicks into a beautiful groove with Ribeiro’s voice soaring over top. The song is also available on the bassist’s... »

  • Marco Machera Releases “Dime Novels”, Featuring Tony Levin

    Marco Machera Releases “Dime Novels”, Featuring Tony Levin

    Italian bassist and songwriter Marco Machera has released his sophomore album, . The effort includes a host of special guests, including fellow bassist Tony Levin on “Out of Blue,” drummer Pat Mastelotto, guitarist Markus Reuter and more. With an interesting cast of characters, Machera offers up a quirky take on pop music. “Dime Novels is... »

  • Reverend Guitars Introduces Mercalli 4 Bass

    Reverend Guitars Introduces Mercalli 4 Bass

    Reverend Guitars used the NAMM Show this year as an opportunity to introduce a 4-string version of their Mercalli bass. The bass had previously only been available as a 5-string. The Reverend Mercalli 4 is built with a korina body and a five-piece maple and walnut neck that’s finished in a satin amber. It comes... »

  • Fernando Lamadrid: Grasa Original

    Fernando Lamadrid: Grasa Original

    The last time we featured a video by Fernando Lamadrid (“Mollete Express“), everyone went crazy. That included Stuart Clayton, who transcribed the tune to challenge us all. Fernando is back with a new video for the tune “Grasa Original” he just recorded in the studio with drummer Rick Arencibia. Man, this is good. »

  • Lake Street Dive Release “Bad Self Portraits”

    Lake Street Dive Release “Bad Self Portraits”

    Lake Street Dive is often called a string band with soul, and its latest album lives up to the description, as well as the acclaim the folk band has received in its young career. , out on Signature Sounds Recordings, features an eclectic pop style created by double bassist Bridget Kearney, vocalist Rachael Price, drummer... »

  • Orange Amplification Announces OB-1K Bass Amplifier

    Orange Amplification Announces OB-1K Bass Amplifier

    Orange Amplification introduced the new OB-1K bass amplifier at the NAMM Show this year. The 1000-watt solid-state amplifier is inspired by bi-amping and splits the signal into two separate paths. The first side offers a tight, clean bass sound while the second features two stages of controllable gain and is rich in upper harmonics. Each... »

  • Miki Santamaria: Solo Bass Arrangement of Stevie Wonder’s “Overjoyed”

    Miki Santamaria: Solo Bass Arrangement of Stevie Wonder’s “Overjoyed”

    Miki Santamaria never ceases to amaze us, and it would seem he raises the bar with each new video. Here he is performing his solo bass arrangement of Stevie Wonder’s “Overjoyed”, a song he calls one of his favorites. The bass is a Yamaha BB2024X, and he’s using reverb from Garage Band. Amazing. »

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  • George Porter, Jr. Returns to UK With Tour

    George Porter, Jr. Returns to UK With Tour

    George Porter, Jr. will be returning to tour the UK for the first time in years. The bassist will be taking his band The Runnin’ Pardners on a four-date run of Brighton, Manchester, Nottingham, and London. Porter is famed for founding the legendary New Orleans band The Meters and can be heard on such classics... »

  • Bass of the Week: Jon Willis’ Billy Sheehan “Wife” Bass Replica

    Bass of the Week: Jon Willis’ Billy Sheehan “Wife” Bass Replica

    Jon Willis shared a photo of his pride and joy on our Facebook page, and needless to say I was floored by the instrument. But the story behind it is even better. The bass is a near perfect replica of Billy Sheehan’s famous Wife bass, which the Mr. Big bassist used from his very first... »

  • I’ll Take You There: An Interview With David Hood

    I’ll Take You There: An Interview With David Hood

    Think about your favorite bass line. Sing it in your head. Picture yourself hearing it on the radio… you’re driving in the car and suddenly you hear this groove pulsating from the speakers. At that moment, you bop your head, tap your fingers, and forget about where you’re going. You don’t worry about the work... »